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Louisa County Courthouse

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1928, Keffer, Jones and Thomas. Southeast corner of Franklin and Fourth streets
  • Louisa County Courthouse (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

This two-story building of light tan brick and stone trim is a successful example of abstract Beaux-Arts Classicism. Its centerpiece is a slightly recessed portico composed of wide un-decorated pilasters, accompanied by an entablature which is sparsely decorated with deep-set horizontal lines and the name of the building. On each side of the portico is a lower wing. Each wing contains a classical niche on the lower level, and above these is a single band of three windows with an eagle projecting from the continuous lintel.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Louisa County Courthouse", [Wapello, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 148-148.

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